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Want to create the ultimate gaming setup?
Gaming is a great way to escape everyday life. But you are going to want to do so with comfortable viewing, posture, and health in mind. In this guide, we will walk you through creating the ultimate gaming setup, so you can play away in style, with safety.
The importance of a dedicated gaming space
Having a dedicated gaming space is ideal as it allows you to optimise an area of your space to make it suited for long-term playing. When immersed, you want to make sure your ergonomics are correct to prevent strain, and that the functionality of your area allows you to play at your very best.
What do you need for a gaming setup?
There is a variety of items you want to consider when creating the ultimate gaming setup. These things include:
- Gaming Laptop - With a gaming laptop, you can enjoy your favourite games in a smooth manner with clarity in your graphics.
- Gaming Desk - A gaming desk provides plenty of room for your gaming laptop and accessories, with features such as cord management to keep your area clean, and RGB lighting to give your setup a sense of style.
- Gaming Chairs - A gaming chair has features like lumbar and neck cushions, adjustable armrests and reclining backrests to help find your optimal gaming position.
- Gaming Monitor - A gaming monitor allows you to expand the display of your games, presenting them in a larger style with a high amount of clarity.
- Gaming Headset - A gaming headset not only allows you to enjoy high quality audio without disrupting others in your house, but also talk with friends while playing multiplayer games.
- Gaming Keyboard - A gaming keyboard has customisable buttons so you can play in your own way, as well as fast-tracking for accuracy, ensuring that you are playing the best you can.
- Gaming Microphone - A gaming microphone is great for increasing the clarity of your voice when talking with friends on a multiplayer mode or creating your own streaming content for platforms like Twitch.
- Gaming Mouse - A gaming mouse is designed to have fast tracking, so that you’re controlling your player in a game with the utmost accuracy.
- Gaming Towers - A gaming tower is a great alternative to a gaming laptop, with the latest hardware, and the choice to consistently upgrade the parts in your setup, so that you can stay up to date with evolving technology.
- Gaming External Drive - A gaming external drive allows you to expand the storage of your gaming setup, so you can store more games and saves to your device.
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Gaming laptops combine the hardware, software, display, graphics, and functions needed to play your games. The compact design of the laptops leaves plenty of room on your desk for your other accessories like an external keyboard and mouse. Plus, the portable functionality allows you to move around the house or take it to a friend’s place, with your games accompanying you along the way. Some even have RGB lighting, so you can add some style to your setup.
Our range here at Officeworks include gaming laptops from brands like ASUS, Lenovo, ACER, and RAZER. Before purchasing, you should check the system requirements of the games you want to play and compare them with the graphics card and processor of the laptop in mind.Shop Now
When you are gaming, you do not want to do it a messy area around you that breaks immersion. This is where a gaming desk comes into play. A gaming desk provides the room and functions to ensure you are playing at your best.
Some of the functions of a gaming desk include a scalloped design for managing your cables, a drink holder for staying hydrated while you game, a headset holder so you’re always ready to communicate with friends, and RGB lighting to add some style and mood to your setup. Check out our range here at Officeworks to find the right style and design for you.
Gaming is a fun way to spend your free time, but you do not want to do it in discomfort. Therefore, a gaming chair is important, as it allows you to spend those long durations playing with a correct posture and a comfortable angle. Plus, they look really cool in your setup.
Eye-catching race car-inspired designs make the chair really stand out in your space. Important gaming chair functions to consider are adjustable armrests, reclinable backrests and additional back and neck support cushions as these will help you sit comfortably while gaming.
When you are gaming, you want to enjoy your visuals with the utmost clarity and accuracy. So, for your setup, you should consider a gaming monitor. This way, you can enjoy your gaming with a big screen, and full visual immersion.
Across our range from brands like MSI, BenQ, HP, and ACER, you can find functions such as FHD and 4K resolutions for an immersive display, high refresh rates and FreeSync technology for smooth visuals, anti-flicker technology to prevent stutters, set display modes to suit your gaming style, and blue light technology for preventing eye strain while you’re playing. Gaming monitors come in different sizes and styles such as curved, so you can choose the one that best suits your personal preference.Shop Now
One of the best parts of gaming is the social aspect, and it can be a great way to catch up with friends. Therefore, a gaming headset can be a great part of your setup, as it not only allows for personal and high-quality audio, but also the ability to talk with friends while playing multiplayer games.
Some of the functions that a gaming headset may have include cushioned over and on-ear designs for comfort, surround sound technology for high quality audio, a built-in microphone for talking with friends, a wired design for easy connectivity, and mute buttons and volume sliders for easy control. You can browse across brands like Logitech, Razer, and Plantronics in our range to find the style that suits you.Shop Now
When you’re gaming, you want to make sure you have full control of the character you’re playing and the actions you’re doing. This is where a gaming keyboard can be helpful in your setup, as it can provide an enhanced style of control and customizable functions to suit your individual playing style.
Gaming keyboards can come in a wired or wireless fashion, so there is always one to suit your needs. Some of the features you can expect include controls volume, mechanical switches for smooth clicking keys, a palm rest for comfort over long durations of gameplay, programmable keys so you can optimise use for your playing style, and RGB lighting for style, and visible use at night. Our range features brands like HP, Logitech, Razer, and Typhoon, so there is a variety of options for evolving your current gaming setup.Shop Now
You can expand your gaming options beyond the title you’re playing with a gaming microphone. A gaming microphone not only can be used for talking with friends on multiplayer, but also creating your own content with gaming to stream on a platform like Twitch, or upload directly to your Youtube channel.
With brand like Blue and Samson, you can find a diverse range of microphone styles to suit your gaming and content creating setup. Some of the functions you can expect include 24-bit recording, cardioid and omnidirectional pickup patterns for clarity in your voice, a headphone output for hearing yourself while you record, quick USB connectivity to begin use straightaway, and adjustable legs and tripods for recording in comfort.
Much like a gaming keyboard, a gaming mouse is great for optimising your gameplay, ensuring that when you are playing, you are playing at your best. They come in both wired and wireless fashions to suit your setup and have varying designs for comfortable ergonomics over long durations of play.
A gaming mouse comes with capabilities such as programmable buttons for customising your gameplay, a scrolling wheel for quick navigation, side grips for comfort during playtime, a mechanical switch for responsive clicks, an optical sensor for accurate tracking during use, and RGB lighting for style and visibility at night. When viewing our range, be sure to check whether the gaming mouse of your choice is suited for right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous users, to ensure that the model can enhance the way you play.
You will also want to check out our range of mouse pads, so you can use your mouse in a smooth, comfortable manner.
For intense players, a gaming tower is recommended, as not only is it a blank canvas for your chosen gaming mouse, keyboard, monitor, and headset to work with, but a powerful machine to ensure your games run smoothly and in a high-quality fashion. Gaming towers can also be easily updated with new hardware, so you can keep up with technology as it evolves, and use your tower over a long duration.
When viewing our range of gaming towers, you should compare the system requirements of the games you want to play with the technology of the tower, to make sure that it suits your needs. Some extra functions you can expect from a tower include HDD and SSD storage options for supporting your games, a variety of connectivity options to plug-in accessories and access your internet in a wired manner, processors and graphics card models designed for gameplay, and a pre-loaded operating system so you can begin installing your favourite games and apps quickly and conveniently.
Gaming External Drives
A lot of gamers know the feeling of having to delete old content and personal favourite games, to make room for a new playing experience. But that doesn’t have to be the case when you include an external gaming drive in your setup, allowing you to expand the amount of storage room your device has in an easy, streamlined way.
Gaming drives come in Solid State Drive (SSD) and HDD formats, with a variety of storage capacities to meet your needs. They are portable, so you can bring them around to a friends house and share games or content, and have easy connectivity usually via USB and USB-C. Throughout our range, you’ll also find drives designed for gaming consoles, so they aren’t just limited to your gaming laptop or tower.Shop Now
What are the benefits of creating a gaming setup?
There is a myriad of reasons why having a dedicated gaming setup is beneficial. Not only does it provide a place for you to immerse yourself in your gameplay away from chores or others in your household, but the functionalities of a gaming setup can also enhance your work and extracurricular activities, making it a utopia for your needs when creating, playing, or working from home.
Gaming setup staples like a gaming chair and desk are ideal for the safety and health awareness when you’re playing away, as they promote ergonomics, a better posture, and overall comfort over long durations. A gaming monitor allows you to immerse yourself in your visuals, with features like blue light technology to prevent strain. A gaming mouse and keyboard allow for the better control of your gaming, so that you perform better during intense gameplay. A gaming headset and microphone allow you to not only experience personal audio and connect with friends but explore content creation via platforms like Twitch and Youtube. A gaming tower or laptop makes sure that you have the right technology to run your favourite video game titles. And when you start running out of space on your device, an external gaming drive can expand your space, so you do not have to delete any pre-existing data. Plus, with extra features like RGB lighting, you can create a space that matches your style. A gaming setup is a great motivation for playing harder, working smarter, exploring new extracurricular avenues, and putting your personality on display.